A new Apple support document published Friday acknowledges contributions of the 116 third-party software companies whose solutions help power iCloud.
Discovered by AppleInsider, the publicly accessible document is an extensive list of third-party software used under license in the making and running of the iCloud service. Interestingly, the document also mentions contributions from rivals Google and Facebook.
Aside from Google and Facebook, the document credits other Silicon Valley technology giants including Photoshop maker Adobe, gaming giant Electronic Arts and the Financial Times newspaper. The document was published this week.
iCloud was unveiled in 2011 as a rebranded, much-improved MobileMe subscription-based collection of online services and software that was plagued with a very rocky launch. MobileMe itself was branded iTools between 2000 and 2002, and before that .Mac until 2008. Apple gradually transitioned and replaced all MobileMe services by the free iCloud offering.
MobileMe was sunset on June 30, 2012.
The Mac maker recently joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a Platinum member. That industry organization seeks to improve cloud services across the industry.